Study: Medical Cannabis Legalization Decreases Workplace Absences

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According to a new study published in the journal Health Economics, the legalization of medical cannabis is associated with a decrease in the total number of workplace absences that are caused by sickness.

For the study, researchers analyzed workplace data in 24 states that have enacted laws allowing for the medical use of cannabis.

“Utilizing the Current Population Survey, the study identifies that absences due to sickness decline following the legalization of medical marijuana”, states the study’s abstract.

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